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>> political theater in the nation's highest court. the maryland case that could set a press department for the entire country. the clluds are clearing out and warmer temperatures are moving in. how high we'll get and if the warm weather will stay through the weekend in my skywatch forecast. oh, my god. an arrest caught on tape. what's on the video that's prompting a teenager's family o claim police brutality. and it looks like muu but it isn't. the disgusting goop that's forcing entire town to see evacuate. good evening. i'm jennifer gilbert. @% and i'm jeff barnd. the father of a maryland u.s. marine killed in iraq finally gets his day before the u.s. supreme courr. >> he filed suit against a church whose members protested his ssn's funeral. john rydell has more from
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washington on this battle over free speech. >> reporter: well, for one hour justices at the supreme court ddbated the question as to whether protesting at a soldiers' fume is protected by the fiist amendment. ♪ the title of united states marine ♪ >> reporter: on the steps of the nation's highest court, an emotional clash over free speech. -hose familiar and to many folks inflammatory signs are proudly waved by members of the westboro baptist church. members of all ages. >> reporter: signs that were displayed by these same protestoos in westminster at the fume of laace corporal matthew snyder. irrq.s killed four years ago in church members claim that's god's punishment for intolerance
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for hhmosexuality. he ssys the protestors not nly inflicted emotional distress on the family but their press especially was an invasiin of privacy. >> subject for personal attacks. >> reporter: but westbooo's attorneyywho is also the daughter of the founder said their actions did not violate. >> the mere fact ou take offense at words or have your feeeings hurt over words is not enough to shut uppthe speech. >> reportee: thii legal battle is far from over. we're told the supreme court may not issue an opinion in this case until next year. in washington, john rydell, ox 45 news at 5:30. and you can hear more from outside today's u.s. supreme court hearings simply by going toofoxbaltimore.com slash raw news. the debate over freedom of speech has everybody talking this evening.
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at fort mchenry people studying history wonder what decision will be made to change their rights. >> that's why it's called freedom of speech. people can say whatever they want. >> hitler has his own freedom of speech. i'm jewish. i'm totally against what he did. he can go around speaking his mind. whether he can go around killing for it, that'ssa different story. here's our question of the day for you. do you support the westboro baptist church's right to protest military fumes. go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think. you can sound off through facebook, send us a tweet at fox battle. fox 45 news at 10. a health scare at a baltimore city elementary school. at least one student is confirmed to have viral meningitis. karen parks live at
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cross-country elementary middle school where there could be a second case. karen? >> reporter: students here at cross-country elementaay received this letter yesterday telling them about a confirmed case of viral membership men. cross-country is pre hk through 8 and we're told the child who has been hospitalized was a younger student. meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. men membership can be life-threatening and is school officcals here at cross-country tell me every pre cautioo has been taken to keep this from spreading including thoroughly cleaning the sanitizers and reinforcing good personal hygiene. we talked to a few parents today who gave us mixed reactions. >> make sure all precautions are taken to make ure nobody else gets infectee with the disease or i'm focus, whatever it's called. that's my main conceen right now. >> i'm sure with the principal,
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mr. durhamm that he's taken every pre caution to make sure the other chiidren are safe. >> reporter: men membership can be spread by coughing, sneezing, sharing eating utensils which of course they do here in elementary schools and poor hygiene, not washing your hands. there is one cop if i remeebered case here at country-country and there is possibly a a second case but that case has not yet been confirmed. reporting live, karen parks, fox 45 news at 5:30. two homicides in south baatimore in less than 12 hours. police were on the scene of sydney avenue off cent street@ before noon today. the body of a map was found inside a home there. his identity hasn't bben released. two people were shot. police say jjst before midnight a man and woman were approached by two men. the woman was shot several times and was pronounced dead at shock traama. the man was shot in the lower
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back and is expected to survive. no one's been arrested. a battle county family says police used excessive force and the incident is all caught on tape. she says her 13-year-old grandson was beaten by a police officer at the towson commons movie theater. it happened aboot a week ago. a woman pulled ouu her cell phone and ssarted recording. it's very blurry ut the family believes it captures the officer's blows. >> he started hitting me in my feet and jaw. >> maybe if e had known before he talked to him in the police carrwhatta nice young man he was, maybe he wouldn't have beat him like that. >> in the mean time e says the man hit him with a bootle. police are investigating tonight. days after pleadinn no contest tooa misdemeanor cammaign finance violation, a city council woman is headed to
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florida on the taxpayers' dime. the city spending board approved almost $1100 today for helton holton to attend a three-day conference in palm beach. the city will spend $259 a night for holton's hotel room so she can attend a national association of counties conference. @% she is a working council wommn with a budget. she has travel expenses as a part of her budget. >> prosecutors say holton asked two local businessmen to pay far a political poll on her behalf. on mondayyshe was removed as chair of the city's taxation and finance ccmmittee. a more serious bribery charge is still pending in the court of appeal. it's our duty to hold government account he'll and yo@ can help us do that. if you see government waste, call our hot line at 41064662-1456: how are the
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rrads looking at this hour? lauren cooke as our traffic edge report. >> we are dealing with congestion on many of our main lines toniiht. all due to a crash along the@ northbound lane there on belfast we are feeling with a ddsabled car along the inner loop at edmonton avenue. we are looking at throw speeds due to an earlier crash. speeds are take a looking -- clocking in at 38 miles per hour. 19 miles per hour along the inner loop. fortunately all is clear here in the parkville area. no problems to report traveling along the inner loop or outer loop here along hartford road. 56 miles per hour traveling high northbound and will remain clear as you make your way up to hartford county. no problems to repoot traveling through fort mchenry or the
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harper tunnel either. back to you. >> thank you, lauren. fall is here but this weekend it's going to feel like summer again. >> ccief meteorologist vytas reid will join us next to tell us just how warm it's going to get. i knew that a lot of flesh had been torn off of me. >> horrible story. a man mauled by a bear. he tells his storr of survival. what he heard and saw before the attack. >> reporter: and could i suspected killer avoid a guilty verdict. i'm joy lepola. happened in ourt today.
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jurors with the jurors with the ken harris murder trial show signs they could be dead-locked. those signs are. >> reporter: just before lunchtime jurors sent a note to the judge saying jurors have not reached a unanimous decision on the first two charges. tte first two charges are urder @%d conspiracy to commit murder.
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each of the three defendants in3 this cass faces nearly 30 charges. defense attorney who represents the youngest defendant in this murder trial addressed the note while leaving court this morning. >> obviously, they are considering the case very seriously and that's all anyone could ask for, and it could be that eleven are hhlding out in favor of acquittal. it could e another number. i don't know. but again they are taking this deliberating ppocess very seriously. >> jurors wrapped up their third full day of deliberations just over an hour ago. they will return n the morning. joy lepola, fox 45 news at 5:30. >> thank you, joy. at least four people are dead in hungary after this. it is a horrible toxic sludge @%ill. it flowed from an aluminum plant into several towns triggering a state of emergency. hundreds of people were evacuated.3 homes, bridges, cars, all damaaed in this mess. workers were trying to keep the
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sludge from flowing into the danube riier which is about 45 environmentalists are calling the flood an ecologiial catastrophe. a washington stateeman talks for tte verr first time bout the bear attack that nearly cost him his life. he says it happened when he took his dogs for a walk. >> and the next thing i heard was the scale of the bear, and she was then running directty at me on the road. i could hear the nails on the road, and in a second, a split second, i saw the bear commng and she just launched right into me. >> he lost hhs left eye in this attack. wildlife officials managed to track down and them kill the bear just hours after the attack occurred. warmer weather is on the way. chief meteorologist vytas reid joining us now with warmer temperatures in the 70s. sounds great. >> yeah, it looks like warmer temperature are heading our way. we did have to see some more
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cool conditions today, cloud cover with a little bit of snipe breakinggthrough. currently you see 60 degrees in3 battle, 60 in d.c., hagerstown at 55 degrees and it gets coole3 once you cross the mount top in garrett county. kind of cool temperature right now up there. it looks like we will see the build-in of warmer temperatures as we go through the day tomorrow which is oing to be pretty nice. a little breezy bringing the temperatures on the cooler side of things. right now winds out of the west at 8 in baltimore, 14 in d.c. so little bit breezier to the south. 10 in hagerstown. thaa issalso making it feel a little cooler. -et's take a look at ttht radar. there is the potential for a few sprinkles still remaiiing. a few pop-up showers over west virginia and parts of pennsylvania. zooming this out and putting this into motion. this is all wrapping around april area of low pressure that's going to continue to bring down a little moisture and cool air to the north.
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still a slight chance for even a shower tonight. looking at mostly cloudy skies tonight to parrly cloudy for the most part, right around 51 degrees, once this has pushed on off to the north. we'll see more nipe as we go through the the overnight andd3 warm temperatures starting to build in. i'll have a look at that coming up in my forecast in just a few minutes. >> thank you. the effort to keep kinds in school and gee them to graduate in baltimore city appear to be working. the ity released new numbers on rates today.ates and dropout graduation rates are at an -ll-time high of 66%. the dropout rate standssat 4%. that's an all-time low. >> we're on the right path. city whereehalf the kkds are dropping out of school. future for our city. kind of a
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climbed to 86.5%.duation raaes -he dropout rate decreased by 2.5%. it's a vegetable lots of people love to hate but eating broccoli can give your health a major major boost. we'll tell you how coming up in we'll tell you how coming up in health check. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. so who is "making stuff up"? the news media say it's bob ehrlich... with attacks that have been called "false" and "misleading." made up attacks bob ehrlich knows aren't true. but here's what's not made up. bob ehrlich's $3 billion in taxes and fees. the $2.5 million he got paid working at a lobbying firm. or the fact ehrlich worked for the casinos to put slots at arundel mills mall. now, bob...that's all true.
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baltimore is gearing up to clean up for the fall. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake announced the cleanup today. the theme is streets are stream, clean water starts in your own yard. it's kicking off saturdaa at 8 p.m. at the rogue club. the mayor is looking for volunteers. if you're interested, you can call thissnumber, 429-3183. new studies indicate broccoli is a warrior that protects your body from head to toe. scientists say for instance broccoli fights cataracts, broccoli helps destroy a monthly culture that causes breast cancer. it also protects your lungs from asthma. this supplement research in books saying it can help maintain bone density and reduce body fat. doctors say children aren't getting enough iroo. doctors say supplement sometimes
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are not enough. the american academy of pediatrics has new tkpwao*eults for how much iron kids should get. find a link to that report right at our website foxbaltimore.com/newslinks. the cast of glee edges out the beatles with a new bill board record. the hit fox show's cast now has the most appearaaces on the hot 100 list by a non-solo act. the cast has six debuts on he charts of week. that gives it a total of 75 songs on the chart to the beatles 71. sorry, jeff. elvis presley still leads over all with 108 songs. we got our biggest pumpkin ever, 1540 pounds. >> www, a giant pumpkin on fall season.
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where you can see this huge gourd and the contest that could give you a $300 prize. eaks to send jobs over seas.
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i think we need tax breaks to send kids to college. so i worked for a $2,500 tax credit to help pay for college. fought to get pell grants expanded and insisted that college loans go directly to kids instead of through banks. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message. because it's not about the next election, it's about the next generation. right? yeah!!!
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♪ my back is gettin' tight ♪ ♪ i'm sittin' here in traffic ♪ ♪ on the queensboro bridge tonight ♪ ♪ but i don't care, 'cause all i want to do ♪

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